I was a proud co-sleeper from the time my oldest was born until our family of four could no longer comfortably sleep in the same room. If I am being honest, it was a little past the time that we were no longer sleeping comfortably. If you also share a room or a bed with your baby, you are probably beginning to worry about the things your baby will do when you stop co-sleeping, even if you aren't ready to transition just yet.
You shouldn't feel guilty about being ready to have your own space back, especially if you have more than one child in your room or if you have been co-sleeping for several years. Extended co-sleeping works for some families, but it can be a strain on others. Because co-sleeping babies tend to think of their mommies as open-all-night all you can eat buffets, it's perfectly normal for you to want to reclaim your bed and body and make the bedroom a grown-up sanctuary again.
It may take some work, but it is possible to get your baby to sleep in his own room. What can you expect from the transition? Here are some things that can happen once you decided to stop co-sleeping.